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    24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    The 13th Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is now accepting entries for soloists and relays. Go to http://www.DistanceMatters.com for more information and entry forms.

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    -ahhh....one of the best finish lines in open water swimming: Whiskey Joe’s……

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Nutt View Post
    -ahhh....one of the best finish lines in open water swimming: Whiskey Joe’s……
    i swear i could smell the burgers before i swam under the last bridge.

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    What is the "discounted" entry fee if you bring your own boat? Did I miss it in the attached file?

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    I was gung ho for this event. The unfortunate $300 increase rained on that parade. And people say Triathlon is expensive.

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Cmonster View Post
    And people say Triathlon is expensive.
    tris are expensive and you don't get your own personal motorized escort for 12 hours. many of the captains earn their living as fishing guides. if they couldn't earn a days pay as a swimmers pilot, they would likely make other arrangements.

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    no doubt. I agree that they deserve every penny, just in the end it's a lot of money.

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    I agree, it's a lot of money, but it's less than other open water swims that take several hours less to complete. Some of our people are on the water over 14 hours on race day.
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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    Bump- We have several more spots available for solo swimmers and relays. Entry deadline is in 2 weeks, so give a call or email us if you are entering at the last minute. Thanks!
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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    -it's a great (long) swim event & highly recommended!

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    Entry deadline was March 1, but we are able to take a few more apps if you send them in ASAP.
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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    I can't afford it. Are you offering scholarships?
    It was quite capable in the water, perhaps a little on the slow side, but it wasn't impressed by my appearance.

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    conditions look damn near perfect....
    good luck everyone tomorrow

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    Re: 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on 4.17.10

    The water temp is expected to be 70F, winds from the E then S at 7mph, UV index 10, mostly sunny w/ a high of 82F. The low tide coincides w/ the early morning start and allows the swimmers to swim with the flow as the water comes back into Tamp Bay. The 3pm high tide eventually gives way to an outgoing tide that puts the swimmer on a treadmill by 6pm if they are not near their final destination.
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